Mike Popovich enters his third season as offensive coordinator for the Black Knights.
Popovich comes to West Point after serving as an assistant coach for six years and a head coach at Bunker Hill High School in Illinois for two years. As head coach, Popovich led the Minutemen to their first winning season and first playoff appearance in program history. He earned numerous accolades at BHHS, including 2007 Alton Telegraph Small School Coach of the Year, 2007 Jacksonville Clinic Coach of the Year and 2008 West Central All-Star Game Coach of the Year. Popovich left Bunker Hill as the winningest coach in program history.
In his first season as Army's offensive coordinator the Black Knights averaged a CSFL-best 430 yards per game and 37.3 points per game. Army's ground game produced 176.5 yards per game, while the passing game totaled 253.8 yards per game. Army had a 75-percent success rate (24-32)in the red zone, scoring touchdowns in 19 of those attempts.
A total of six Black Knights earned All-CSFL honors at the conclusion of the 2010 season, including first-team members WR Cody Nyp, RB Mike Meier and OL Abe Wathen.
The 2011 season was not much different as the Black Knights averaged over 42 points per game and 487 yards of offense, both league standards. Quarterback Javier Sustaita had a record-breaking year, averaging over 300 yards passing per contest while throwing 27 touchdowns and rushing for another eight. The CSFL's top offense collected 11 all-league certificates at year end.
He comes to the Academy joined by his wife Amanda, son Britton and daughter Wrigley.